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    October 29, 2013
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this is wjz tv baltimore. >> from the city to the counties to your neighborhood, now, it's complete coverage. it's wjz, maryland's news station. health care heat, a fiery exchange in washington as congress grills the obama administration over its failed website. >> the tough questions on capitol hill and the growing confusion in maryland. hello, everyone, i'm dick carter. >> and i'm denise koch. >> many marylanders are still trying to sign up on the obamacare website. meghan mccorkell has more from the intense hearing on capitol hill. >> reporter: that problem-plagued website has sparked lots of controversy on capitol hill. >> we're barely four weeks into
this one, and we're already declaring it dead. >> why should the american people believe you now? >> reporter: rapid-fire questions for the head of the health care website for what's being called a disastrous rollout. >> this health care gov site is fixable. >> reporter: another hit for obama care. >> if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. if you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan. >> reporter: but cbs news has learned insurance providers are dropping more than two million people because their policies don't meet minimum standards for the new law. >> the website says if you want to keep the health insurance you've got you can keep it and now they're being told they can't. that's a lie. >> reporter: and sending more people into the health care exchange. in maryland, officials say more than 300,000 people have visited the state's health care exchange website. but website woes are a slow-down. >> they're working hard around
the clock to fix all those kinks and work out things. >> reporter: 40,000 have created accounts on the site. 3100 have enrolled for coverage. ann chester says she's waiting for the glitches are gone. >> just get it fixed and then we'll see what it is that we may then have to talk about in terms of whether it works or not. >> reporter: the lack of a fix, the source of frustration for many. and the contractor that developed the maryland health care exchange has now hired more staff it try and fix those glitches. reporting live, meghan mccorkell, wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you. health and human services secretary kathleen civilias will be in front of the hot seat tomorrow. some have called for her to step down. dwyer is recovering after a car crash. it happened this morning in pasadena. police say a car ran a red light and struck his car. neither driver was seriously hurt.
last week, dwyer was sentenced to 60 days in jail for driving and boating under the influence. the controversy involving maryland attorney general doug gensler and a high school beach house party is giving them an unwanted reputation. now, the beach town is giving students a warning about partying unsupervised. >> should have assumed that there was drinking. >> reporter: maryland attorney general doug gansler is taking the heat from a picture showing him at a packed teen party where witnesses say there was underage drinking. the town of south bethany delaware where it happened wants more parents feeling the fire, issuing a frank statement about teenage revellers, saying many of the incidents that occurred were poor or absent supervision by parents. parents often rent the homes and disappear from the scene, leaving teenagers to fend for themselves. don henretti, a former high
school teacher who rents his home, knows things get out of control and knows parents turn a blind eye. >> kids typically begin to experiment with alcohol. >> reporter: gansler, who's maryland's top law enforcement official, has spoken out against underage drinking. he and several of the parents of the teens rented the home in june. police say they're not investigating whether adults legally watched as minors consumed alcohol. they say too much time has passed to prove anything. they've also consulted with delaware state police. those living nearby say south bethany is ripe for cracking down. >> every parents should be aware of what their children are doing at all times. i don't care where weather they're 12 or 19. >> reporter: while the picture has been a blow to gansler's campaign for governor, what happened at this now quiet beach town has sparked a nationwide conversation about parental responsibility. gansler has admitted he made a mistake not investigating whether there was underage drinking at the party.
in south bethany delaware, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> south bethany had eight complaints regarding wild june celebrations last year, and that's down from 30 in 2009. one year ago, superstorm sandy devastated parts of maryland, delaware, new york and new jersey. tonight, one year later, the hardest hit communities are still trying to recover. dozens of homes still waiting to be rebuilt and businesses still closed but there are some signs of progress along the coast. wjz is live. kai jackson has more on the recovery. >> reporter: superstorm sandy isn't in the daily headlines as it once was but many who lived through it are still dealing with the effects. a bonfire in seabright, new jersey, marks a celebration of survival for those who endured superstorm sandy last year. the anniversary of the hurricane is both poignant and painful. even a year after the storm ravaged the area, rebuilding
continues. homes in breezy point, new york, were wiped out by flooding and fire. on the anniversary, volunteers planted seagrass as a buffer against future storms. >> right now, every conversation we have leads to hurricane sandy. >> reporter: stories of hope continue to emerge from the devastation. in far rockaway, new york, the home of rosa vasquez looked just like this in january. the home has been rebuilt with donated numerous item. >> to finally have your own home and be able to come home, it's an undescribable feeling. >> there was water into the dresser drawers. >> reporter: ruth of chrisfield remembers superstorm sandy, where flooding ravaged the eastern shore town in somer set county. the storm hit the hardest in maryland. yet the building continues.
>> there have been people who lost everything, people who have damage to their homes. >> reporter: 148 people were killed as a result of superstorm sandy. it cost an estimated $68 billion, making it the second costliest storm in us history, behind hurricane katrina in 2005. back to you. >> thank you, kai. superstorm sandy hit a huge part of the country with unusual force. meteorologist chelsea ingram is here with a closer look at the dramatic additions up and down the east coast. and coming up tomorrow night at 6:00 on wjz, rising waters. the weather team uncovers how it's not just storms that threat the shorelines, but how the coast line in our state is disappearing, tomorrow night at 6:00. well, new details are released about the deadly murder/suicide involving a city police officer. police say 37-year-old christopher robinson did not use his service weapon in the
shooting. robinson killed city firefighter andrew hoffman in his home before taking his own life. the family members say he was unable to get over a breakup. fraternity and a fire. a morgan state student says he was barred from the fraternity because he's guy, and he says he has text messages proving the discrimination. we're live where the student has filed a complaint. >> reporter: this fraternity at morgan state university is under investigation after brian stewart told a member of the fraternity he would not get in because he's guy. >> it took me aback a little bit but i didn't pay it too much attention. i was like okay, you're saying this but i'm still going to apply and still going to do what i believe i can do to get in. >> reporter: but stewart says hurtful messages between fraternity members proves his sexual preference would be an
issue. he shared a message he received from an anonymous source showing two members using racial and guy slurs. saying, quote. when asked about the alleged text messages between kappa members. >> if you want to interview for kappa, we're not doing interviews. you can call ihq in philadelphia, pennsylvania, and you can speak with them. >> any comment on the text messages sent? >> no. >> reporter: the text messages say, stop shading these intelligent n words. give them the perception of a, quote, fair and equal opportunity. >> that really put into perspective of why they denied me. >> reporter: university officials would not go on camera but released this statement. stewart will be a first generation college graduate. he holds a 3.2 gpa and has interned at the white house. he says he complained to make sure other students don't endure
the same discrimination. >> this is the proper course of action, mainly to raise awareness that this happens. >> reporter: and stewart says he actually received a scholarship to pay for his college career. i'm michelle richie, wjz eyewitness news. >> morgan state says it does not tolerate or accept any kind of discrimination. pop star chris brown is going to rehab. tmz is reporting brown entered a facility for anger management issues. the grammy winner was charged with assault in washington yesterday, accused of punching a maryland man who tried to take a fan photo with him. the judge ordered brown back to court november 24. no word if his rehab stint will interfere. where's the beef? that's what managers of a frederick giant are asking tonight after two women make off with $500 worth of meat. surveillance cameras caught them on october 10th walking into the giant on sugar low parkway and
filling reusable shopping bags with stakes, hamburgers and other meats. if you recognize these women, you're asked to call police. adam jones tonight is engaged. his fiancee and he announced their engagement with this picture posted on instagram. he popped the question while the two were vacationing in paris. joan's also got a big honor on the field tonight. mark will have more on the orioles go glove award later in sports. >> talk about a banner day. coming up, deadly dust storms, three people killed and several others hurt in a pile-up crash. how the weather caused it all. controversial death. a teenager shot and killed by police. why thousands are taking to the streets in protest. >> flying fiasco. what should have been a short flight turns into a 12-hour travel nightmare. how passengers were trapped on
board. >> a very mild halloween coming our way. i'll have your complete forecast coming up next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
it is mostly cloudy, 46 degrees in central maryland right now. the complete first warning forecast is coming up.
a major dust storm leads to a deadly multivehicle accident in arizona. police say visibility was reduced to zero causing a chain reaction collision on the interstate between phoenix and tuscon. they say three people were killed, 12 others injured. 19 vehicles, including six big rigs were involved. a dust storm advisory was issued just before those crashes. well, shock in a small texas town after five people are killed in a murder spree. police say charles brownlow was arrested early this morning in a wooded area. they say the 36-year-old carried out his bloody rampage in four separate locations. one victim identified as his mother was burned to death in her home. court records show he has an extensive criminal history. an angry california community takes to the streets following the controversial death of a 14-year-old boy at the hands of police. more than 1,000 people marched to protest the fatal shooting of andy lopez. investigators say the teen was carrying a bee bee gun that
looked like an assault rifle. they say when he didn't drop the gone, an officer opened fire hitting lopez multiple times. the fbi is investigating the incident. today's protest lasted three hours and no arrests were made. another march is scheduled for tomorrow. a high school teacher in north carolina is out of a job after allowing students to draw blood for a biology assignment. mcmillan says the students were finding out their blood types by using a lab kit. the kit included needles that mcmillan allowed the students to reuse after they were cleaned with alcohol. she said she thought the experiment was approved by the school. >> if it was not okay to use, then i think that it should have been taken out during the summer. >> we don't want students to be, first of all, sharing a needle and second of all having any type of human blood in the classroom. >> an assistant principal stopped the lab after receiving a phone call from a concerned
parent. she's not appealing her firing. she says she will concentrate on getting her ph.d.. president obama's twitter account is hacked and a syrian group has taken responsibility. a pair of tweets redirected followers to youtube videos promoting syrian president assad. the account @barack obama, is used by the president's organization for action campaign. a travel nightmare for passengers flying allegion airlines out of oakland. they had to endure an incredible of 11 hours of delays. the 90-minute flight was first delayed because of a mechanical issue. a spare plane also had mechanical problems. passengers were finally placed on a third plane, but it returned to the gate for additional fuel. at that point, they lost all patience. >> been imprisoned by the airlines. >> i am so fed world cup this airline. >> this is cruel and unusual
punishment. >> all attempts were made to keep the passengers comfortable as food and beverages were provided. the early morning flight landed in utah just after 10:00 at night. a couple of fishermen in mexico are upstaged while posing with their prized catches. watch as the man in the black shirt had his fish snatched by a sneaky sea lion. locals say the sea lion named poncho is notorious for pistolering the catch of the day. you may also notice the pelican in the distance, it's believed he serves as the lookout. [laughing]. >> that's one of my favorite of the year so far. >> it was on video that he actually caught that. i've got proof. we've got some warmer weather headed our way after a pretty normal day today. take a look at our temperature. we're down to the mid-upper 40s. the barometer has been rising. currently 45 up in oakland, 56 out of the shore, 57 in dc.
the dew point pretty low, around 40 overnight. our normal high today is 63. we got to 62, and this morning, we were 38. the normal or average, really average, there's no such thing as normal, it's the average between all the years we've been collecting data, is 41. and the record's 82 and 26 back in 2009. right now, very light to no wind, much of the region right now. gently tomorrow the winds will come back out of the south and will allow some warmer air to come in. in the south, it's pretty mild tonight. atlanta 65, kansas city, 61. 71 in memphis. so this warmer air down here is going to be moving in our general direction. and because it's warmer here and cooler here, we get some clouds forming, some light shower activity to the west and north. that's where the cold air is and some snow still across the
extreme northern plains and northern rockies. they have a little bit of snow in minnesota this afternoon. and still some light snow across portions of northern california, some of the mountains in nevada and also portions of wyoming and colorado. here in the east, some increasing clouds from this little area south of us. most of this rain will dissipate, but we could say that warmer air move in, see a sprinkle or shower or drizzle in the morning and partly cloudy skies throughout much of the day. thursday, the warm air comes in for halloween. and also late at night, probably after midnight, some showers that will continue until about friday afternoon until it clears out and begins to turn cooler for the second half of the weekend. south winds in the bay. stuck right now on 59. it's going to take a little while to come on down. 43 tonight under partly cloud tow mostly cloudy skies. no rain producing clouds but in the morning, maybe a brief shower. 63 by the afternoon. the next five days, 72 on
halloween, and a low of 60. so most of the evening will be around the upper 60s to low 70s for your trick or treaters for the kids. the rain, probably late at night into noon, 74 down to 66 saturday, and the mid-50s on sunday. even chillier here on monday. denise and vic. the ,,,,,,,,
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big night for some orioles. cinemark here with our sports report. >> we have hardware to give out and a hiring to pass along as well. the orioles' focus tonight is pitching and defense. they hire a new pitching coach, dave wallace. been with six different
organizations, most recently with the atlanta braves, and the defense is recognized with the announcement of the gold glove awards. and 21-year-old manny machiato voted the best third baseman in the american league. all the more amazing when you consider he was a short stop before he made his major league debut in august 2012. the first o's third baseman to win a gold glove since the great brooks robinson who got his in 1975. short stop jj hardy wins a gold glove for a second stlat straight year. hardy played more games than any american league short stop in the whole season and turned the most double plays. adam jones is good as gold for the first time in his career vote as the best in the field in his position. jones led the league in assists and put out a big part of the record setting defense that had the fewest errors and best fielding percentage in a season. the ravens have a good
reputation of playing good defense. the football birds return to practice tomorrow coming off their bye week and preparing for a road trip to face the cleveland browns this sunday. jason campbell is now the browns' starting quarterback. he's their third different qb this season. third straight defeat for the brown. they lost to the ravens in week two in baltimore so the ravens saw them just seven weeks ago. >> really, the only thing that's changed is the quarterback. the quarterback is moved around. they've been looking for that answer, obviously: the offensive line continues to improve. they've been protecting the passer better and better all the time, they've gotten healthy in there. >> the ravens have beaten the browns 11 straight times. see them go for 12 in a row sunday here at 4:15. the ravens are defending nfl champs and the heat are defending their champs.
lebron james and crew begin their quest for a third straight title. james puts in two of his 17 points and the heat beat the bulls 107-95. a long basketball season underway, the world series resumes tomorrow. >>,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
it's a little messy and dangerous, but students in glenn falls, ohio, love this halloween tradition. it is the annual pumpkin roll. they roll down a hill on pumpkins paved in the goo from smashed pumpkins. this event began rolling back in 1969. somebody thought of that on a
happy night. >> i'm not cleaning this up, i'm telling you. we'll be right,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,